Farmers step up river clean-up

Heriot School pupils and parents riparian planting a tributary of the upper Pomahaka River where a rare native Pomahaka ...

Farmers' clean-up efforts are being rewarded in a river once considered Otago's most polluted.

First woman dairy CEO

New Westland Milk Products CEO Toni Brendish.

Australian Toni Brendish has been appointed as the CEO of Westland Milk Products - a first for a woman in New Zealand.

Open Country payout pressure

Open Country is closely watching exchange rates and international milk production.

 Open Country Dairy holds payout forecast but not optimistic on outlook for milk prices.

60 jobs promised for Southland

The eastern Southland town of Gore is a farming stronghold and the region's second largest centre of population with ...

Chinese state-owned company will be majority owner of a $200m infant formula processing plant.

Calf abuser home detention video

Noel Piraka Erickson's manager told him he could stun calves with a club if he felt safer that way, the court heard. ...

Noel Piraka Erickson was caught on camera subjecting bobby calves to horrific abuse but his lawyer says he only did what he was told.

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opinion

Son hits farming nerve

Farmers are always looking ahead in farming, with much to be learned from overseas.

Food for thought about farming in the future, from Pita Alexander.

Professor wants more farming research

A perfect storm of low farmgate prices, climate change and environmental concerns could make farming unsustainable, says professor.

Feeling like Rip Van Winkle

High country runholders must adapt

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

60 jobs promised for Southland

The eastern Southland town of Gore is a farming stronghold and the region's second largest centre of population with ...

Chinese state-owned company will be majority owner of a $200m infant formula processing plant.

Open Country payout under pressure

 Open Country Dairy holds payout forecast but not optimistic on outlook for milk prices.

New Westland Milk Products CEO Toni Brendish.

First woman dairy CEO

Australian Toni Brendish has been appointed as the CEO of Westland Milk Products - a first for a woman in New Zealand.

advice
Merino farmer Simon Williamson, left, and American fabric supplier Jose Fernandez  at Glenbrook Station in the MacKenzie ...

High country runholders must adapt

Mackenzie Country run holder Simon Williamson keeps busy both on and off the farm.

aquaculture

Mussels on Country Calendar

Clearwater Mussels owners Lyn Godsiff, left, and John Young were judged South Island Farmer of the Year 2015.

One of Marlborough's innovative farmers gets his time on screen.

Scallop downturn expected

Dive centre owner says he relies on a good summer diving season to survive the winter months.

Cawthron scientist Kevin Heasman with scampi being raised under infrared light at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park.

'Camilla' birthday gives seafood hope video

Cawthron Institute scientists have raised the world's first New Zealand scampi in captivity.

beef

Turning bobby calves into a valued product

25/08/2011. NEWS. ROBYN EDIE /SOUTHLAND TIMES. Bobby calves in a shed on a dairy farm, in Southland.

We often refer to the latent potential of "NZ Inc." and the fact we do not tap into the full value of what New Zealand farmers produce and the way that they produce it.

It's in the blood for hereford farmer

A Bay of Plenty hereford breeder's family has been farming the big, docile red-and-whites for almost 100 years.

Bobby calves selected for breeding programmes provide farmers with an opportunity to make money.

Turn your best bull calf into cash

Dairy farmers can make money from their bobby calves.

Sheep

Rural vets pen new book

Marlborough Vets Peter Jerram (left) and Peter Anderson  have released a new book of rural yarns.

Two Marlborough vets who have worked together for 40 years have written their second book.

Winter melt of farm permafrost

Winter has come in fits and starts as Mid Canterbury farmers prepare for lambing.

Blue River Dairy Blackmount Cheddar.

Blue River Dairy almost top cheese

Blue River Dairy wins a silver medal at the International Cheese Awards.

cropping

Has the pea weevil already bolted?

The pea weevil was found in the Wairarapa in March. If not eradicated, could cause economic damage to New Zealand.

Farmers say the devastating pea weevil may have made it to other parts of the North Island.

Fruit to the fore

A lift in the value of fruit exports has helped offset falling dairy receipts over the past year.

Massey University is undertaking a study on the health effects of pesticides.

Participants needed for agrichemical study

The effect of agrichemicals on the health of people who apply them is the subject of a Massey University study.

agribusiness

Avocado price plummets

Good for you and more fun than a vegetable.

Last month, avocado prices hit record highs but it's all changed in July with prices dropping.

Pomahaka farmers step up river clean-up

Farmers' clean-up efforts are being rewarded in a river once considered Otago's most polluted.

Marlborough Vets Peter Jerram (left) and Peter Anderson  have released a new book of rural yarns.

Rural vets pen new book

Two Marlborough vets who have worked together for 40 years have written their second book.

Discovery

Tech from the farmer's view

DairyNZ scientist Callum Eastwood worked at a youth hostel in the Canadian Rockies during his OE.

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who believes technology has an important role but will never replace a good farmer.

Always up for a challenge

Scientist goes from textile chemist to entomologist to public health researcher, and is now researching special milks.

Cather Simpson: Associate professor of physics and chemical sciences, University of Auckland, and director of the Photon ...

Goosebumps at Photon Factory

Knowledge of the composition of milk offers opportunities for farmers to improve productivity.

rural women

First female president for Jersey NZ

Alison Gibb and husband Russell have been farming for 32 years at Taupiri in the Waikato where they run Zenith Jerseys.  ...

 

Pondering the ramifications of Brexit

Globalisation is the process by which businesses develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.

Landscape farmed by Outstandingly Nice Landowners.

Fairy dust dries up on farms

Opinion: The fairytale of farming doesn't always have a happy ever after ending.

Video

Macpac happy with owners

Australian private equity firm Champ is just what we needed, says outdoor equipment maker.

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